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world geograpgy

vocabulary ch. 3

TermDefinition
1.Culture the way of life that distinguishes a people, for example, government language religion customs and beliefs
2.Population Density the average number of people living in a given area
3.birthrate the number of live births each year per 1,000 people.
4.Immigrant a person who moves into a country.
5.Uebanization the growth of city populations.
6.rural of characteristics of, the countryside.
7.Culture Hearth a place in which important ideas begin and thereafter spread to surrounding cultures.
8.diffusion the process by which a cultural element is transmitted from group of individuals to another.
9.cultural divergence the restriction of a culture from outside influences.
10.Emigrant a person who lives a country to live elsewhere.
11.Cultural convergence The contact and interaction of one culture with another.
12.Soverignty a country's freedom and power to decide on poletics and actions.
13.Unitary System a system of government in which one central government holds most of the political power
14.Federation a government structure in which some pwers re given to the national government and other powers are reserved for more local governments
15.Confederation A system of government in which individual political units keep their soverignty but give limited power to a central government.
16.authoritarian descriptive of a system of government in which the leaders hold all political power
17.dictatorship a system of government in which absolute power is held by a small group or one person
18.totalitarianism a system of government in which a central authory contorls all aspects of socity
19.Monarchy a system of authoritarian government headed by a monarch a king queen shah or sultan whose position is usually inherited
20.Democrasy a system of government in which thr people are invested with the power to choose their leaders and determine government policy
21.tradicional economy an economic system activity in which people do not directly gather or precess raw materials but pursue activities that serve others; service industry
22.market economy an economic system in which decisions about production price and other economic factors are determined by the law of suply and deman
23.command economy an economic system that is controlled by a single central government
Created by: Diana1398